First of all this article is all about my experiment I am doing from last 4 months. I have another idea with that website but changed my mind after not getting time for the first idea. Let me start the article by letting you know that my website is for Freebie Graphics Downloading and the website is www.Lazybuddy.com.
You might know about freebie download website, which is where the author provides freebie graphics download to the users. The idea which I am talking earlier was that I will provide free graphics as well as I will provide paid graphics. But due to time constraint I am unable to work with that idea. I started the website and provide stunning graphics to download, it was continued till two months and then I decided to monetize that website with the new idea which was came in my mind.
The idea is I will build my Email newsletter with large numbers of subscribers and then will start affiliate marketing. Sounds cool and easy and yes Its very easy to build email newsletter. I am getting almost 50 new subscribers daily. YES you heard it right its 50 NEW subscribers daily.
#1. Now what I did to get 50 subscribers daily?
I already knew that people get bored while subscribing to any newsletter unless you provide something good. And I know that I am providing something good to them. I don’t want them to subscribe the newsletter according to them so I got an Idea to force them to subscribe the newsletter.
I got an amazing plugin where people need to subscribe your newsletter to download the freebie and it is Subscribe to Download which is available on codecanyon for $15.
I installed it on Lazybuddy now whenever any visitor wants to download the freebie, he/she needs to subscribe the newsletter.
#2. The Newsletter I am using.
First I thought to use Mailchimp but I didn’t found any solution to integrate with the subscribe to download plugin. Then I found another awesome Newsletter plugin (FREE) which is used directly from the WordPress Admin Dashboard and the plugin is WordPress Newsletter Plugin and its easily integrated with Subscribe to download plugin.
#3. How I am getting 50+ Subscribers daily
As the site already getting 300+ visitors daily, Its very easy to get 50+ subscribers daily. HOW?
Visit your Google analytics Dashboard and find the content which is getting maximum numbers of hits daily. And then add the subscribe to download option there (I did it later because I started using this plugin later). Do this on all the contents which is getting high numbers of visitors. So you are now ready to get 50+ subscribers daily (Depends upon your traffic)
#4. Now how I monetize the site using the Subscribers?
Before monetizing I did a test which is to provide Request a Free PSD to the user who wants graphics according to their needs. And then I got almost 100 Request from the visitors that what actually then want. Now I got the idea what actually my visitors needs like. Mostly people requested for Business Cards, Logos, and other stationary designs.
Its time to monetize the subscribers, I head up to Mightydeals and signed up the affiliate program. Now I started sharing the deals from Mightydeals to the subscribers and for the first month I made $46.
No, its not enough for me, then I tried to use another Design affiliate networks and started promoting those Graphics which my subscribers need. Another months I made $120.
Again not enough for me because I am working very hard for the designs which I provide on the site. I started contacting website owners who provides paid graphics. They needs customers for graphics and I am having them. I told them to use my newsletter service once so that they can get the idea if that really works for them. I got positive reply from them and then they send me some of their Paid Graphics link. I started promoting those Paid Graphics and believe me they got huge sales using my service.
Then I told them to start using my service to get continuous leads. I started charging $20 per Email Newsletter I sent for them. And as a result I got some good request from many of Graphics provider.
These is the way I started making $300 a month from my freebie site. Now I rarely work on that site because I moved to another experiment and still experimenting and I will post an another article for that experiment. Keep with me . Thanks for reading. If you need any help please feel free to comment below.